Featured Events

Cultivate. Educate. Celebrate. At the Idaho Botanical Garden, we do all three of those with style and passion. From local musicians to locally grown grapes for wine, our events focus on celebrating Idaho’s uniqueness. The landscape provides a stunning backdrop for the community to interact and celebrate.


Bug-DayBug Day

Learn about the exciting world of bugs in an adventurous environment! Earn a “Certificate in Bugology,” purchase edible insects, play bug bingo, participate in Insect Olympics, catch live bugs, and meet the experts.


Fall-Harvest-FestFall Harvest Festival

Celebrate the fall season in the Garden. Among the creative Scarecrow displays, you can enjoy live music, hay rides, games, and kid’s activities.



Friends-of-the-Garden-SocialFriends of the Garden Social

Support horticulture at the Idaho Botanical garden at this fundraiser, where we thank those who have generously opened their private gardens for the Annul Private Gardens Tour.


Great-Garden-EscapeGreat Garden Escape & Uncorked in the Garden

“It’s cooler in the Garden!” Picnicking in the Garden on a long summer evening with live music is a great Idaho tradition.



Grow-the-Garden-PartyGrow the Garden Party

Grow the Garden Party is a playful fundraiser in the Garden featuring spectacular local food and cocktails, silent and live auctions and music.



Public-Gardens-DayNational Public Gardens Day

National Public Gardens Day celebrates America’s public garden and their role in promoting environmental stewardship and awareness, plant and water conservation, and education in communities nationwide.


Plant-SaleIdaho Botanical Garden Plant Sale

Garden enthusiasts look forward to this event each spring. The Idaho Botanical Garden Plant Sale offers water-wise and unique plants for your private garden.


Boise Flower and Garden Show.PotLuck.Sign.20132015 Potluck Container Design Contest

Show off your creativity and gardening skills by entering the annual Potluck Auction & Container Design Contest at the Boise Flower and Garden Show March 20-22! Entry deadline of March 13!


Private-Garden-TourPrivate Gardens Tour 2015

Enjoy a variety of delightful private gardens in Boise. Now in its 29th year, the Garden Tour is a fundraiser for the Idaho Botanical Garden, its plants and programs.


Rethinking-IdahoRethinking Idaho Landscapes

The Idaho Botanical Garden and the University of Idaho continue this popular and important community forum. Speakers provide attendees with examples, tools and information useful for gardening in Idaho.


Scarecrow-StrollScarecrow Stroll

Scarecrows can be found peeping out around the trees and shrubs welcoming guests to the Garden for the Sixth Annual Scarecrow Stroll!



Winter-Garden-aGlowWinter Garden aGlow

You may have seen the Garden in bloom in summer, but have you seen it glow in the winter?



Partner Events


Kois21st Annual Koi & Goldfish Show

The Garden is pleased to host the Idaho Water Garden & Koi Society ‘s 21st Annual Koi and Goldfish Show.



PrintOpera Idaho – The King and I in Concert

Opera Idaho Presents:The King and I in Concert by Rodgers & Hammerstein Friday, August 15, 2014.



Plein-AirPlein Air Paint Out 2014

The Plein Air Painters (PAPI) and the Idaho Botanical Garden invited Garden members, guests, staff, volunteers, and the Board of Directors to the 11th annual painting event at the Garden.


Savor-182x159Savor Idaho

In partnership with the Idaho Wine Commission, the Idaho Botanical Garden welcomed back Savor Idaho, Idaho’s premier wine and food event.



Thank you Garden Event Sponsors: